An Irish leading construction company is looking for a Procurement Category Manager to join their growing team. Great opportunity to progress your career, joining a team dedicated to providing service excellence.
The successful person will be accountable for the execution of category strategies, acts as a lead buyer for local organisations and identify and enable opportunities for cost reductions, cost avoidance and service improvements.
All the while building strong and effective relationships both internal and external, creating the framework for the implementation of procurement initiatives and processes.
Key Responsibilities :
Is accountable for the execution of the defined category strategy on a local level. Work closely with the Local Category Manager and Divisional Procurement team
Acts as a lead buyer for an Operating Company / Business.
Identifies and enable opportunities for cost reductions, cost avoidance and service improvements. Provides guidelines and direction to the local team to execute procurement tactics to achieve these benefits.
Drive annual budgeted cost savings, margin improvements, and other procurement benefits, using best-in-class procurement techniques
Provides monthly reporting on savings, benefits, key initiatives and projects through development of an effective Procurement Management dashboard (KPIs)
Connecting procurement and portfolio strategies to the business strategy
Overall responsible for delivering the procurement category strategy and plans across all channels supported by sourcing strategy, supplier negotiation, selection and evaluation
Own the supplier relationships and take actions to deliver value through growth
Responsible for reaching the profitability targets
Identify and interpret results, trends, business and market environment and drive procurement performance
Apply sophisticated procurement principles in order to realise best cost
Key Requirements :
Educated to a degree in Business or Technical
5-8 years Procurement experience and 3 years People Management experience
Fluent written and verbal English is a must, other languages are considered a plus willing to cooperate in international projects
Well-rounded and experienced Procurement professional with sound business acumen, data and people driven person and decision maker.
30 % travel
Excellent salary and package DOE